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Roman emperor (probably Marcus Aurelius)

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Statuette of a cuirassed emperor, either Marcus Aurelius (after 180) or Septimius Severus (about 200). His raised right hand held a spear or a sceptre-staff. A short sword or parazonium was in the lowered and extended left. The cuirass is plain, with two rows of pteryges. Cloak on left shoulder...

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Provenance

By 1971: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., April 14, 1971

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, Antonine or Severan, about A.D. 170–250

Dimensions

Height: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

1971.141

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture